Skip to comments.Britain - RAF scrambles to intercept Russian bombers
Posted on 07/18/2007 1:16:31 AM PDT by HAL9000
RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian strategic bombers heading for British airspace yesterday, as the spirit of the Cold War returned to the North Atlantic once again.
The incident, described as rare by the RAF, served as a telling metaphor for the stand-off between London and Moscow over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
While the Kremlin hesitated before responding to Britains expulsion of four diplomats, the Russian military engaged in some old-fashioned sabre-rattling.
Two Tu95 Bear bombers were dispatched from their base on the Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle and headed towards British airspace.
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Well, as they say - KABKA3 - DE/\O TOHKOE :)
My Russian neighbor would have a hard time believing this. He emigrated from one of those stan countries because the Muslims hated the Russians so much that they were seizing their property.==
Stan country where Muslims are the majority is one thing but Russia where Muclims are just 5% is another. Don’t you wonder why american Muslims fought in the american army? Why they do that? For same reason why Russia’ Muslims fight for Russia.
My husband was listening to Glenn Beck on the radio, yesterday, and he was talking about what the Chechens did to the school children before they killed them, they raped the children.
I was also reading something from an embedded reporter that was linked from National Review. The reporter said that it was important to get out the story of the barbarity of the Islamic terrorism. He was saying that in one town where the terrorists thought that the residents were too friendly with the US troops and killed most of the town, they found decapitated bodies of little children and the executed bodies of their parents. In another town, parents were served the baked and stuffed bodies of their young sons. He backed up his claims with pictures, though I didn’t see those.
My husband was listening to Glenn Beck on the radio, yesterday, and he was talking about what the Chechens did to the school children before they killed them, they raped the children.==
I didn’t hear that Chechens did such things. However they hated the opposite forces during Chehens wars they didn’t do such things. I beleive that their own will kill thier own if see such thing. Same way for russian soldiers. Accually Chechen ar enot that far from Russians. However some of them do not like us the majority of them live between us peacefully. We all has same customs with variations, wear same cloth and see same TV stations.
So our Chechens are not far from us.
In 2001 during an exercise those radars picked up NATO stealth aircrafts, and I can assure you that 1980s style russian bombers are detected well before that.
Backfires are not part of the strategic air arm. They have had all their refuelling probes disconected. They don’t have the range to get to where the Bears and Blackjacks flew. These are out of area ops by heavy long range cruise missile carriers. They can stand-off outside the range of air defences and launch up to 16 air launched cruise missiles(for the Bears).
Last year the Russians flew the Bears and Blackjacks on those missions against North America. They are simply part of the Russian nuclear triad as long-range cruise missile carriers. The Russians have the longest-range cruise missiles in any active inventory.
That's a lie. Russia's muslims are *drafted* into the army. American muslims are not conscripted, but volunteer. Nice try.
Russia’s muslims are *drafted* into the army. American muslims are not conscripted, but volunteer. Nice try.==
Dear dear:)) You so less know about the modern Russia.
FYI those who drafted are go to the footcampting tour mostly. Because they serve about 1 year only and that is all they can get during 1 year in army. The basic miliary training.
But there are the fighting regiments in Russian military which are not conscipted but consisted of the voluntareers like in the american army. Speznaz, tanks, missiles, aviation and fleet are all mostly professional.
For example. 2 battalions of army speznaz in Chechnya are all cosisted of Chechen men (so not only just of Muslims but of those Chechens who are fight for Russia). Now 2 companies of those 2 ballions are on the duty in Lebanon. Where they secure the regiment of the military engineers who build bridges there.
So Russia’ muslims fight for Russia as the America’ for America.
Not exactly. Those same chechens who are "pro moscow" are merely "pro moscow" because they got defeated in the Chechen war. They accepted their loss and submitted to the russian rule.
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